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At HEGGEMANN, extensive tests are carried out to ensure consistent quality and functionality of the individual components. We have modern testing facilities and extensive equipment at our disposal.  Our qualified inspectors are trained according to DIN EN ISO 9712, DIN EN 4179/NAS 410.

Based on a holistic quality strategy, HEGGEMANN uses a wide range of NDT methods in-house, for example: Fluorescent penetrant testing (FPI), magnetic particle testing (MPI) and leak testing (LT).


Material Testing

HEGGEMANN has its own materials laboratory with additional state-of-the-art metallographic equipment for continuous quality control of the materials used and for safeguarding the components produced. Trained material testers use calibrated measuring machines to carry out all non-destructive and destructive tests during production.



NDT

FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE MATERIAL TESTING (NDT) AT HEGGEMANN HIGHLY QUALIFIED TESTING PERSONNEL ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:

Fluorescent penetrant testing (PT)
Magnetic particle testing (MT)

PT

Fluorescent penetrant inspection:

  • Nadcap Approval
  • Airbus certification according to AITM6-1001
  • GE Aviation certification according to P3TF2 and P3TF47
  • Available in two versions - water washable and post-emulsifiable - and in two sensitivity levels

MT

Magnetic particle testing:

  • Nadcap approval
  • Modern testing facility by Karl Deutsch

Droptest

The HEGGEMANN drop test rig qualifies landing gears for aircraft in the EASA CS23 and FAR 23 categories up to an MTOW of approx. 8000 kg. This test is necessary to adjust the damping behaviour and to prove the energy absorption. Due to the modular design of the test rig, the drop sled can be exchanged and specially adapted to the chassis to be tested. The individual drop tests for the nose and main landing gear can be carried out with or without external wheel rotation.